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Nuclear Engineering PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Manchester

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  Development of microfluidic devices to support actinide analysis
  Dr C Sharrad, Dr B Treves Brown
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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The primary objective of the project is to develop methods for the analysis of actinide materials using minimal sample amounts and generating the lowest volumes of radioactive wastes requiring costly treatment and disposal processes.
  Processing and characterisation of ceramics for nuclear applications
  Research Group: Coatings and Ceramics
  Prof P Xiao
Applications accepted all year round

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The successful candidate(s) will join the ceramic coating group in School of Materials, University of Manchester to develop ceramics for nuclear applications.
  Odd metal clusterings and peculiar phases in nuclear extraction processes
  Prof A Masters
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

At the end of a nuclear reaction, many countries seek to recover unspent uranium and plutonium from the spent fuel. The most common way to do this is to dissolve the spent fuel in nitric acid, add some oil and also a special ligand.
  Development of a Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) model to simulate transitions of gas-liquid two-phase flow regimes
  Prof B Rogers, Dr S Lind, Prof P K Stansby
Applications accepted all year round

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For reactors in critical situations, ’Loss of Coolant’ incidents require ensuring that the core and fuel rod claddings are properly cooled when water injection is triggered by safety monitoring systems.
  Making the link between weld process and long term in-service performance: multi-scale modelling and characterisation for low alloy steel welds in advanced nuclear reactors
  Prof M C Smith, Dr J Francis
Applications accepted all year round

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High-value, low-volume, safety-critical metallic components in nuclear plants almost invariably contain welds. Welding is an aggressive process that causes microstructural changes in the weld and adjacent heat affected zone, develops residual stresses and structural distortion, and changes the material properties.
  Modelling of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of nickel based alloys (NBAs) in nuclear (PWR) primary coolant
  Prof M C Smith, Dr A Jivkov
Applications accepted all year round

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Nickel based alloy (NBA) materials and their associated weld metals are of interest to new build and advanced nuclear reactors due to their superior structural performance when compared with traditional steel materials.
  Exploring the processes of nucleation and growth in the oxidation of zirconium alloy fuel rods
  Dr P Shanthraj, Dr C Race
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The pellets of uranium oxide fissile fuel in pressurised water reactors are contained within tubes of zirconium alloy - the fuel clad.
  Online electromagnetic sensing technique for welding inspection
  Prof A Peyton, Dr WY Yin
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Welding is one of the most commonly practiced fabrication techniques within manufacturing today.
  Computational fluid dynamics modelling of sprays of liquids into gases and vapours
  Prof H Iacovides, Dr A Cioncolini
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project addresses the kinematic and thermal behaviour of sprays of liquids into gases, with a particular focus on the dynamics of the type of pressurisers used to control the operating pressure in pressurised water nuclear power stations.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
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